A church in Libya is being evicted from the building where it's gathered for more than 50 years. (Source: Middle East Concern)
The Union Church, a denomination officially recognized by the Libyan government, has rented a building from the government since the church’s original building was seized in the 1970s.
Since 2011, the government has returned stolen properties to their original owners, including the building the Union Church now rents. In December 2020, the original owners of the Union Church’s building applied to evict the church from the building, and a court granted the eviction in February 2022. The Union Church has tried unsuccessfully to reach an agreement with the building’s owners to rent or purchase the building from them.